2022 Oberammergau Passion Play: Munich & Salzburg

Celebrate more than 380 years of tradition as you attend Germany’s renowned Oberammergau Passion Play, an artistic reenactment that only happens once every 10 years.
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Program No. 16882PRESS
9 days
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At a Glance

In 1634, with the bubonic plague ravaging Europe, the people of the Bavarian town of Oberammergau pleaded with God, promising that they would perform a Passion Play — an artistic reenactment of the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ — if they were spared from the plague. The number of deaths declined, and the Oberammergauers attributed this blessing to their bargain; ever since, the entire town has come together every 10 years to perform the elaborate play. Be a part of this centuries-old tradition in 2020.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend the Oberammergau Passion Play, a tradition in which more than 2,000 villagers work to perform the life of Jesus through spoken drama, musical accompaniment and tableaux vivants (“living pictures”).
  • Ride by funicular tram to the Hohensalzburg Fortress to enjoy a beautiful view across Salzburg's Old Town and surrounding mountains.
  • Admire the impressive Benediktbeuern Monastery, which was founded in 739 with the assistance of St. Bonifatius.

General Notes

Program cost excludes two lunches to enjoy on your own. While in the Oberammergau area, you will stay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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